Albert Ching

Managing Editor
Los Angeles, CA
Tempe, AZ

Hello! I'm Albert Ching, managing editor at CBR. I've been writing about comic books professionally in one form or another since 2006 and thoroughly unprofessionally for about a decade before that. In my journalism career, I've also written about music, TV, movies, visual art, opera, modern dance, pro wrestling and frisbee. I'm a semi-frequent contributor to The Atlantic, and once appeared on a Canadian radio show as a "Dancing with the Stars" expert. One time I interviewed Newt Gingrich at a Barnes and Noble.

I'm originally from Tempe, Arizona, but was lured out to Southern California after repeated viewings of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." By the time I figured out that most of what passed for San Dimas was actually filmed a few miles away from my parents' home in AZ, it was already too late.

FIRST COMIC: The first series I actively pursued every issue of was Archie's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" book, which was considerably more bonkers than the cartoon in all the right ways (Cudley the Cowlick?).


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Donal Logue Denies He's Been Offered Gordon Role in "Gotham" [UPDATED]

Tue, January 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The latest casting rumor says TV veteran Donal Logue has been offered the part of James Gordon on the in-development Fox series "Gotham." UPDATED with a denial from Logue.

Fialkov & Bobillo Introduce an Amnesiac "Amazing Spider-Man" to Infinite Comics

Tue, January 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Parker may be returning, but his memory is another story -- one told by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Juan Bobillo in a new Infinite Comic.

Alex Ross Illustrates "Amazing Spider-Man" #1 Variant Cover

Tue, January 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Amazing Spider-Man" returns in April, and with it comes a new cover in Alex Ross's series of variants celebrating Marvel's 75th anniversary.

"Gotham" TV Series to Feature Marquee Batman Villains; "Constantine" Gets Pilot Order

Mon, January 13th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The in-development "Gotham" series will not only feature a young Bruce Wayne but big-name villains; "Constantine" gets an NBC pilot order.

DC's New "Flash" Creative Team to Reintroduce Wally West

Mon, January 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Robert Venditti & Van Jensen and artist Brett Booth take on "The Flash" in April, including a much-requested return from Wally West.

Michael Douglas Joins "Ant-Man" as Hank Pym; Rudd Will Play Scott Lang

Mon, January 13th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The latest "Ant-Man" news sees Michael Douglas joining the cast as Hank Pym, along with the revelation Paul Rudd will play Scott Lang.

Dan Slott Readies the Return of Peter Parker and "Amazing Spider-Man"

Mon, January 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News speaks with writer Dan Slott about Peter Parker's return, the new volume of "Amazing Spider-Man" and the impact of the "Superior" era.

IMAGE EXPO: Snyder, Willingham, Gillen and More Discuss Their New Series

Thu, January 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder, Bill Willingham, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Kyle Higgins and Chris Burnham discuss their new projects at Image Expo 2014.

IMAGE EXPO: "I is for Infectious: A Conversation with Robert Kirkman"

Thu, January 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics partner and "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman discusses his career, "Invincible" changes, new series "Outcast" and more.

IMAGE EXPO: Keynote Announces New Series From Snyder, Morrison, Remender & More

Thu, January 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The first major comics event of 2014 kicks off with Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson delivering an announcement-heavy keynote address.

Oni Teases "Stumptown" Ongoing Series Debuting Later This Year

Wed, January 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Oni Press announced Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth's detective series "Stumptown" later this year, now on an ongoing basis.

Aaron Promises "Original Sin" Will Have a Different Tie-In Approach, Multiple Deaths

Wed, January 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

During a live chat, "Original Sin" writer Jason Aaron stated that the main series and the tie-ins will tell "two different sets of stories."

EXCLUSIVE: Writing Team Ready to "Blow Things Up" in DC's Weekly "Futures End"

Wed, January 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke exclusively with Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens and Jeff Lemire in their first roundtable interview on "The New 52: Futures End."

Jason Aaron Puts Marvel's Secrets Up for Grabs in "Original Sin"

Wed, January 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jason Aaron discusses Marvel's next event series with CBR, where the murder of The Watcher sets off a crime story played out on a cosmic scale.

Marvel's 2014 Event Announced: Aaron and Deodato's "Original Sin"

Tue, January 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

As teased last fall, Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato are teaming for "Original Sin," Marvel's 2014 event centered around the death of The Watcher.

"Agents of SHIELD" Showrunners Whedon & Tancharoen Answer the Fans

Tue, January 7th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" returns from midseason hiatus, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen answer YOUR questions about the series.

"Star Wars" Comics Move to Marvel in 2015 [UPDATED]

Fri, January 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has announced that it will begin publishing new "Star Wars" comics in 2015, following the expiration of Dark Horse Comics' licensing contract. UPDATED with statement from Dark Horse.

McCann & Lee Acquire "Dapper Men" Rights from Archaia [UPDATED]

Thu, January 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Return of the Dapper Men" creative team of Jim McCann and Janet K. Lee have acquired the rights of the property from BOOM! and Archaia. UPDATED with a statement from BOOM! Studios.

Carl Takes Center Stage in New "Walking Dead" Poster

Thu, January 2nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With "The Walking Dead" returning with new episodes on Feb. 9, a new poster featuring Carl and Rick Grimes advises "Don't Look Back."

Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" Debuts First Official Photo

Tue, December 31st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Disney has released the first official still image from Marvel Studios'"Guardians of the Galaxy," along with a plot synopsis.